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Re: dselect question

> I wanted to use dselect because it could show me dependencies and
> suggestions, before it tried to install them.  I grabbed a few packages
> and it turned out they had some dependencies I did not expect.  So I had
> a half installed package left behind.  Thought dselect might have helped
> here.  Is there a way to find this out ahead of time?

Yes, there is a way.  dselect uses dpkg to find out about dependencies.
With the dpkg --info <package.deb> command you will get a lot of info,
among which a line starting with `Depends'.  This line will tell you
what the package depends on.

Eric Meijer

 E.L. Meijer (tgakem@chem.tue.nl)          | tel. office +31 40 2472189
 Eindhoven Univ. of Technology             | tel. lab.   +31 40 2475032
 Lab. for Catalysis and Inorg. Chem. (TAK) | tel. fax    +31 40 2455054

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